Motor Carrier Permits and Development
Motor Carrier Permits and Development enhance public safety, protect infrastructure and promote the economy by developing, issuing and administering the permitting and railway enforcement programs.
Motor Carrier Permits and Development develop, issue, and administer oversize and overweight permit policies; collect single trip, fuel tax, permit, and authority fees. MCPD also assists in the development and implementation of the annual MIT Spring Road Restrictions Program and maintains the automated routing and permitting system (ARPS) and delivery of the TPIF program. In addition, MCPD provides a comprehensive safety program for monitoring and regulating the performance of short line intra-provincial railways.
Information contained in this web site is of a general nature only and should not be considered a legal authority. The reader's interpretation and application of this information shall be the reader's sole responsibility. It is the responsibility of the motor carrier to consult the regulations for the exact requirements before transporting loads.
Please contact Motor Carrier Permits and Development for more detailed information about your specific requirements at:
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (CST)
Permits and Development News:
Incident Report Form for Permitted Vehicles
Permit holders must immediately report any traffic incidents that are of significant nature (collision, vehicle upset, personal injury or death) to Manitoba Infrastructure, using the Incident Report Form for Permitted Vehicles (PDF, 170 KB). Please email or fax your completed form to Permit Services within 48 hours of the incident.
New Truck Weight Limit Map and Information Guide Available:
The Motor Carrier Division is pleased to announce that the Manitoba Truck Weight Limit Map and Information Guide is now available to the public through Canada Map Sales. The map and guide is available in two formats – a book format and a wall map format. The book format is designed for drivers and the wall map is perfect for the office or for dispatch. Order online at canadamapsales.com or call toll free 1-877-627-7226. You can also visit their sales office at 1007 Century Street in Winnipeg.
Notice of Regulatory Amendments affecting Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Regulation:
In June of 2014, amendments were made to the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highway Regulation (MR 575/88). This regulation sets out the permissible weights and dimensions for commercial motor vehicles travelling on Manitoba roads. Information on the amendments (PDF, 46KB) are available on this website.
Scheduled Permit Office Closure:
Please be advised that the Motor Carrier Permits and Development office will be closed the second Wednesday of every month, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM. During this time, staff will not be available to issue or advise on permits. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the MCPD office.
Changing the Designation of Non-RTAC Vehicles
Manitoba is considering removing the non-RTAC designation from the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation (MR 575/88). Motor Carrier Division wants to inform owner/operators of non-RTAC vehicles about potential regulatory changes and discover how this might affect them.
- Incident Report Form for Permitted Vehicles (PDF, 170 KB)
- Advanced Routing and Permitting System (ARPS)
- Truck Weight Limit Map & Information Guide
- Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Guide
- Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund (TPIF)
- Spring Road Restrictions
- Highway Winter Seasonal Weights
- Manitoba and Saskatchewan MOU: "Harmonization of Regulations and Cooperation on Transportation Issues (PDF, 170 KB)
- NSC Cargo Securement Standard